Toothless Blindcat

Trogloglanis pattersoni

Background

Small freahwarer underground fish. Pinkish-white in color it has no eyes or teeth and its head looks like a tadpole. It can grow up to 11 centimeters. Since it lives where it is not assesable by humans, little is known about these fish.

Threats

These fish live in Edwards Aquifer under and around the San Antonio/ Bexar County area. The fishes main threats of extinction is that we humans take out the water from the aquifer which depletes the fishes area of survival. As the city of San Antonio gets bigger the more water they are going to take out of the aquifer. Also as it grows runoff is going to end up in the water and contaminate the water.